Drugs

In the last week of November 2018, the UNODC in collaboration with the Mexican government launched Mexico’s first opium poppy cultivation survey covering the periods of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. The survey reflected an increase in the number of tones produced ...

(By Sarah Quarmby ; Pulsamerica): The Colombian government and the FARC have recently implemented a plan encouraging farmers to abandon coca production in favour of alternative legal crops. Coca leaves are the raw material for cocaine and Colombia is one of ...

(By Daniel  Barker Flores , Pulsamerica)  In mid-December, the tenth anniversary of the start of the Mexican War on Drugs passed largely unacknowledged by many news outlets. Indeed, this is unsurprising, given that the Drug War has become so normalised. Every passing ...
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Our partners from HEIP provided us with a great analysis of the international access to drugs, especially for the developing countries. Learn more about HEIP Junior Consulting : www.juniorconsulting.heip.fr Introduction and definitions In 2000, following the Millennium Summit in New ...

A Narco-State, by definition, is an area or government that is involved in drug trafficking directly or indirectly. It varies from having a figure as important as the head of state being the leader of a drug cartel to simply having ...

The July 11 escape of the notorious Sinaloa crime boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, from a maximum-security prison in Mexico has drawn considerable Mexican and international media attention. While the brazen and elaborate nature of the escape will add to the ...

A growing culture of drug trafficking and use needs strong action. Along its western front, Pakistan shares a 2250 km long border with the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The fact that the border is porous and poorly managed has contributed ...

After three years of negotiations, a peace deal between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government is within reach, and final negotiations to demobilize the militant group are set to begin in earnest in 2016. However, the ...

Forecast Mexican organized crime groups will continue to exploit Mexico’s energy industries despite recent government efforts to stop the theft. Among Mexico’s various crime groups, organizations in the Tierra Caliente region will increasingly be the primary perpetrators of fuel theft. ...

In Colombia, a Peace Deal May Not Improve Security   Colombia may be on the verge of achieving a peace agreement with the largest of the country’s militant revolutionary groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Even if FARC ...